Gateway B2 Unit 1 Test Standard Listening

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  • 1. 

    Listening

  • 2. 

    Listen to five people talking about going to university. Match the speakers (1–5) with the statements (A–F). There is one extra statement. Speaker 1 ……………………… 

    • A.

      The speaker is happy with his/her decision for the moment.

    • B.

      The speaker is copying a family member.

    • C.

      The speaker changed his/her attitude to studying.

    • D.

      The speaker is doing better than his/her friends.

    • E.

      The speaker has the same hopes as his/her parents.

    • F.

      The speaker is now doing what he/she always wanted.

    Correct Answer
    C. The speaker changed his/her attitude to studying.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the speaker changed his/her attitude to studying. This can be inferred from the statement "The speaker is happy with his/her decision for the moment." This suggests that the speaker's attitude towards studying has improved and they are now content with their decision to go to university.

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  • 3. 

    Speaker 2 ……………………… 

    • A.

      The speaker is happy with his/her decision for the moment.

    • B.

      The speaker is copying a family member.

    • C.

      The speaker changed his/her attitude to studying.

    • D.

      The speaker is doing better than his/her friends.

    • E.

      The speaker has the same hopes as his/her parents.

    • F.

      The speaker is now doing what he/she always wanted.

    Correct Answer
    A. The speaker is happy with his/her decision for the moment.
    Explanation
    The answer "The speaker is happy with his/her decision for the moment" is supported by the statement "The speaker is now doing what he/she always wanted." This suggests that the speaker made a decision to pursue something they have always wanted to do, and they are currently happy with that decision.

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  • 4. 

    Speaker 3 ……………………… 

    • A.

      The speaker is happy with his/her decision for the moment.

    • B.

      The speaker is copying a family member.

    • C.

      The speaker changed his/her attitude to studying.

    • D.

      The speaker is doing better than his/her friends.

    • E.

      The speaker has the same hopes as his/her parents.

    • F.

      The speaker is now doing what he/she always wanted.

    Correct Answer
    F. The speaker is now doing what he/she always wanted.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The speaker is now doing what he/she always wanted." This is inferred from the statement "The speaker is happy with his/her decision for the moment." It suggests that the speaker is content with their current situation because they are finally doing what they have always wanted to do.

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  • 5. 

    Speaker 4 ……………………… 

    • A.

      The speaker is happy with his/her decision for the moment.

    • B.

      The speaker is copying a family member.

    • C.

      The speaker changed his/her attitude to studying.

    • D.

      The speaker is doing better than his/her friends.

    • E.

      The speaker has the same hopes as his/her parents.

    • F.

      The speaker is now doing what he/she always wanted.

    Correct Answer
    E. The speaker has the same hopes as his/her parents.
    Explanation
    The answer "The speaker has the same hopes as his/her parents" can be inferred from the statement "The speaker is now doing what he/she always wanted." This suggests that the speaker's decision aligns with their parents' hopes, indicating a similarity in their aspirations.

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  • 6. 

    Speaker 5 ……………………… 

    • A.

      The speaker is happy with his/her decision for the moment.

    • B.

      The speaker is copying a family member.

    • C.

      The speaker changed his/her attitude to studying.

    • D.

      The speaker is doing better than his/her friends.

    • E.

      The speaker has the same hopes as his/her parents.

    • F.

      The speaker is now doing what he/she always wanted.

    Correct Answer
    B. The speaker is copying a family member.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The speaker is copying a family member." This can be inferred from the statement "The speaker is now doing what he/she always wanted." If the speaker is copying a family member, it suggests that they have been influenced by someone close to them and are now doing something that they have always wanted to do, possibly because they admire or look up to that family member.

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  • 7. 

    Listen again and complete the sentences with one word in each gap. In his final exams, Speaker 1 got good ……………………… . 

    Correct Answer
    grades
    Explanation
    The speaker received good grades in his final exams.

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  • 8. 

    Some of Speaker 2’s friends were tired of ……………………… so they didn’t apply for university. 

    Correct Answer
    studying
    Explanation
    Speaker 2's friends were tired of studying, so they didn't apply for university. This suggests that the friends had become fatigued or exhausted from their academic pursuits and decided to forgo further education at the university level.

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  • 9. 

    Speaker 3 thinks that going to university is worth all the hard ……………………… .

    Correct Answer
    work
    Explanation
    Speaker 3 believes that the effort and dedication required to attend university is justified and worthwhile. They likely believe that the hard work put into obtaining a higher education will lead to personal and professional growth, increased opportunities, and a better future overall. They view the benefits of going to university as outweighing the challenges and sacrifices that come with it.

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  • 10. 

    It was necessary for Speaker 4 to get a student ……………………… to pay for university. 

    Correct Answer
    loan
    Explanation
    Speaker 4 needed a student loan to pay for university. This implies that Speaker 4 did not have enough money to cover the cost of tuition and other expenses, so they had to borrow money in the form of a loan specifically designed for students.

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  • 11. 

    Speaker 5 wants to repeat his cousin’s success with his ……………………… at university. 

    Correct Answer
    studies
    Explanation
    Speaker 5 wants to replicate the success his cousin achieved in his studies at university. This implies that Speaker 5 aims to achieve the same level of success in his own studies, possibly by following a similar approach or strategy.

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